Reporting Accidents

RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995.

All accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences must be reported to the HSE via their website. 

Reporting accidents and ill health at work is a legal requirement. The information enables the enforcing authorities to identify where and how risks arise and to investigate serious accidents. The enforcing authorities can then advise you on preventive action to reduce injury, ill health and accidental loss.

You must report all:

  • deaths;
  • major injuries;
  • accidents resulting in any staff member having seven days off work;
  • notifiable diseases;
  • dangerous occurrences;
  • injuries to customers/members of the public requiring removal to hospital via an ambulance.